Tracks by Pam Grushkin


November 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 17.25 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 140 yards (91 - 128 m)
One size fits most
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When I look at the herringbone stitch, I see tracks - could be tracks in the snow, ski tracks, tire tracks, or even bird tracks. It’s an interesting textured stitch that creates a nice dense fabric for the brim of a hat.

I especially love how the herringbone brim hugs the ears and keeps you warm.

The brim is knit flat and begins with reverse stockinette border, continues with the herringbone stitch and then joins in the round with a reverse stockinette border. The rest of the hat is knit in the round. To finish, the brim is seamed.

Once size fits most adults with head circumference of approximately 21”-23”, the hat has negative ease and stretches to fit comfortably.

It is a fairly quick knit and would be suitable for women and men.

I have a live recorded class, teaching this pattern, available for purchase on my website.

This pattern was initially designed for Knitting Central and Cynthia Crescenzo.

Photo credits to the model, registert and to theparsleythief for expert editing.